Sick call

A male student experienced chest pains at the Lewis Center on Sept. 3 at 7:10 p.m., according to Campus Safety Administrative Assistant Bai Nguyen.

The Costa Mesa Fire Department responded but the student declined transportation to the hospital.

Apple thief

A male student reportedly had his MacBook Air stolen after he left it unattended in the Library on Sept. 4 around 11:30 a.m.

Nguyen said the student left his backpack on the south side of the Library when he went to the front counter. When he returned he found his backpack open and his MacBook Air missing, Nguyen said.

Speaking up

A male student reported that another male student acquaintance sent him concerning texts at 3 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 4, Nguyen said.

The Costa Mesa Police Department responded and conducted a welfare check but nothing was found, Nguyen said.


Several female students reported that a male student exhibited unwelcomed behavior on Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m., Nguyen said.

The comments were sexually inappropriate and the male student was reported to OCC’s Behavioral Intervention Team.


A female student experienced a seizure at Writer’s Row on Sept. 9 at 2:12 p.m., according to Nguyen.

The student’s boyfriend transported her to the hospital. The female student has a history of this health issue.

Green fire

A horticulture greenhouse structure caught fire on Sept. 10 at 2:50 p.m., according to Nguyen.

CMFD responded to find the back-end of the building and a few plants were destroyed but no one was harmed, Nguyen said.

Toe jam

A male student tripped and injured his toe when skateboarding in the Merrimac Way Parking Lot on Sept. 11 at 11:45 a.m., Nguyen said.

The student was transported to OCC’s Student Health Center for treatment.

Head first

A female student reported that a male student fell and hit his head in front of the Robert B. Moore Theatre on Sept. 11 at 9:10 p.m., Nguyen said.

The CMFD responded and the student was transported to Hoag Hospital.

System gone

A male student was working on a project with other students in the Library on Sept.  13 at 9:30 a.m. when he reported a theft of his Nintendo Switch, Nguyen said.

The student said he didn’t realize it was missing until he got home then reported it missing to Campus Safety. The item hasn’t been turned in so the student considers it stolen.

Fainting spell

A female instructor called 911 to report a female student had fainted in the Math Lecture Hall on Sept. 14 at 11:42 a.m., according to Nguyen.

The CMFD responded and the student was transported to the hospital.

Who is this?

Two female students reported receiving harassing and annoying phone calls of a sexual nature made by a male student on Saturday between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Nguyen said. During the same time period a male student reported harassing and annoying phone calls and death threats made by a male student.

It is unclear if the male suspect in each of these is the same person, Nguyen said.

All three victims emailed a female instructor about the incidents and the instructor informed Campus Safety of the incident.

The three students were advised to contact their respective police departments which include Costa Mesa and Irvine Police.

The Dean of Students has been notified and the incidents are under an active investigation, Nguyen said.

Ignore the signs

Two male Swap Meet staff members reported to Campus Safety that a digital sign had been vandalized in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot on Sunday around 4:15 p.m., Nguyen said.

A suspect reportedly pried open the battery compartment on the sign and cut the wires allowing the sign to display the words “Additional Parking.”

The signs were installed on Saturday at 4 p.m. — only 24 hours before the incident.

The Crime Blotter was compiled by Sabrina Hernandez from Campus Safety reports.

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